Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Flower Hair Pin (Aerie Knockoff)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Flower Hair Pin (Aerie Knockoff)

I was shopping at Aerie back in December and found these cute little flower hair pins they were selling. They had all sorts of colors available, but since they were $5 each, I wasn’t about to buy more than one. I’ll be honest, I’m not the craftiest person when it comes to fabric and sewing things. It’s just not something I ever really picked up on. But, studying the hair pin, I felt fairly confident that I could make my own for much cheaper.
I set off to Hobby Lobby and got the materials I needed, then came home and tried my hand at it. I have to say, I was pretty impressed with how well I did.


What you’ll need:
Flower petal template located HERE
Sheer fabric (I used chiffon, but any sheer will work)
small piece of felt
bobby pins with a flat, round surface on the end
needle
thread that matches the color of your fabric
hot glue and glue gun
scissors

Directions:
Trace your flower template onto your fabric. *Note- I used the middle petal from the template link above. It’s about 2 inches in size all the way around*
Cut out the flower petal. Repeat until you have 6 total petals.
Fold petal in half, then fold in half again.
Sew a small stitch in the base of of the petal to hold it together.
Cut 1 circle from your felt that is the size of the round, flat end of your bobby pin.
Sew each petal around the edges of the felt circle.
Hot glue the bottom of the felt to the flat round of the bobby pin.
Voila, you have a beautiful flower hair pin that cost about 50¢ to make.






I used a darker color thread here so you could see how I stitched it, but you will want to use a matching color thread or it will show through!




Mine is the the pink. The gray is the one I bough from Aerie.



I also made a purple one from leftover fabric we had already.



9 comments:

  1. How flippin' cute is that??!! Wow, I love it...this might be something I could actually try...as I'm not the craftiest person either and can barely sew hehe. You did an awesome job :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks :) It's super easy. I don't sew. My husband takes his stuff to his moms when he needs something fixed. That's how easy this was to make. I couldn't believe how much they charged for 1 pin when this was so cheap to make. It did take about 30 minutes, but if I was better with needle and thread, I'm sure it would go much quicker!

    ReplyDelete
  3. We'll want to try this (my daughter and I)!

    Here from Friend and Follow! I'm now your happy GFC follower and hope you'll follow me back at Mom’s Best Nest.

    ReplyDelete
  4. These are so cute and look fairly easy to make. Thanks for the tutorial!

    Stopping by from the Tuesday Friend & Follow :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. So cute and a lovely adornment for your beautiful daughters hair. Thank you for linking up to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop linky party xo

    ReplyDelete
  6. I just love this! I just pinned them so I can make them for my granddaughter. I am loving this Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop Linky Parky!! I am now following you and would love a follow back. Please hop over and check out my blog

    My Turn (for us)

    http://myturn-evelyn.blogspot.com

    Thanks, I enjoyed the visit!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Those are really cute. I don't have girls, but love to do easy crafts. I made some similar out of felt and let my son's girlfriend have them.
    Your girls are beautiful. I came by to visit from Katherine's Corner Linky Party.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh, I'm all about the easy. I am impressed daily with how crafty and talented so many people are out there. It's quite intimidating yet inspiring at the same time!

    ReplyDelete
  9. This is cute! I have made fabric flowers, I still have some that I haven't done anything with. It is a nice way to use scraps and make someone happy with a little flower accessory!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for your comments! I appreciate every one of them :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...